Verifying Site With Google Webmasters Need Help Please

Last Update: April 21, 2016

Okay so yesterday I got an email from Google Webmasters Tools telling me that my site is now verified after hours of trying to work out why it would not verify. Anyways now I have been send an email asking me which url I would prefer. www. or no www.

So after reading other posts and training here in the community I decided to go with using a non www. and now I get another message saying I have to verify that I am the owner of www before I can click prefer non www. Does this make sense and how can I sort this out and move on please? I would really appreciate some input , thank you :)

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bsmith1222 Premium
Glad it is resolved
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Deb425 Premium
I have noticed that when I try to pull up my site on my phone, I can only pull it up if I put "www" in front. Since then, I started using that more. I wonder if it makes a difference for mobile users.
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MarionBlack Premium
Google sees the www site exactly the same as the non-www site. If you click on Verify using the same method as before it should come up as verified.
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blubutterfly Premium
Its all sorted now Marion, finally!! Thanks for your help last night :)
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NWTDennis Premium
Marion just has a way of keeping things simple. She's a jewel.
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Sheila50 Premium
Maybe this will help!
Yes, you have to verify your site ownership!
Take a look at what Kyle shows and how to do it.
Sheila
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blubutterfly Premium
Hi Sheila, I will check this out again, but I have actually verified my site but with no WWW no its asked me to verify with WWW ? Thanks Sheila your reply is much appreciated :)
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mackiejw Premium
Is this a new site or did you have it verified before with the www?
If so, it does make sense.Just go through with what they ask.

John
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blubutterfly Premium
Hi John, yes it is a new site. I will keep trying , thank you
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